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Lobelia stenophylla Benth.
Family Lobeliaceae
Lobelia stenophylla Benth. APNI*

Description: Procumbent to weakly ascending herb to 0.4 m high; stems slender, unwinged, glabrous.

Leaves very narrowly elliptical to linear, lamina 1–2.5(-4) cm long, 1–4(-5) mm wide, narrowing at the base to an indistinct petiole, margins with 3–6 small teeth on each side; apex acute.

Flowers solitary in axils of leaves; pedicels 5–7.5(-11) cm long; calyx lobes 1.5–3 mm long; corolla usually 0.8–1.2 cm long, blue to purple, slit between the upper two lobes but not to the base; anthers glabrous.

Capsule obconical, c. 4 mm long.


Herbarium
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Flowering: Spring to Autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: North from the Casino area. Also Qld and N.T.

Wet soils in swampy areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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